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Cupid's Wrath is a Danny Phantom fanfic written by Flower princess11. The story takes a few months after Phantom Planet and takes place around Valentine's Day.

After being defeated by Danny yet again, Ember angers Cupid who in turn casts a spell on her that forces her to fall in love with her worst enemy: Danny! Now Danny has to deal with a lovesick Ember, a jealous Paulina, a furious Skulker and the upcoming Valentines day madness. Will Ember somehow break the spell? Will Danny be able to escape her amorous pursuit or will he give in?


Can be read here.Now has a sequel "Unshattered Bonds" which can be read here.

This fanfic provides examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Paulina to Danny, not because she is ugly, she is considered very attractive at first... it’s her personality that’s the big turn off.
  • Abusive Parents: After changing the time line where Jack dies and Vlad marries Maddie, he is shown to be a very controlling and emotionally abusive step father to Danny and Jazz.
  • Action Girl: Ember, Sam and Dani are all very competent fighters.
    • In the sequel, in the alternate universe, Sam has become the leader of a group of rebels called the Earth's Freedom Brigade who is bent on liberating the world from Plasmius's tyranny.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Cupid in this story is a very spiteful, sadistic prankster. Fortunately, he grows out of it during the sequel.
    • Paulina is far more malicious and violent than in the cartoon, to the point of attempted rape.
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  • All-Powerful Bystander: Clockwork, but he is always willing to help Danny due to his fondness toward the halfa and his pity towards Ember during the course of the story.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Paulina is a dark deconstruction of this trope as her lust for Danny causes her to do many bad deeds and is ultimately punished in the end. Cupid also claims that his mother Aphrodite is this as well and Clockwork implies that it’s true.
  • Alpha Bitch: Paulina to a T.
  • Babies Ever After: Unshattered Bond ends with all of the couple with kids, and the lead couple of Danny and Ember are happy parents to four, two boys and two girls.
  • Beta Couple: Kitty and Johnny. Tucker and Jazz are eventually revealed to be one as well, and eventually Sam becomes this with a boy named Christopher.
  • Beyond Redemption: Clockwork has no sympathy for the final fates of Vlad and Paulina, which is an eternity in the Unworld, as they brought it on themselves and earned it due to rejection of any chance to change their ways.
  • Big Bad: Cupid is this during the first half of the story but Paulina soon takes his place after she captures him and steals his arrows.
    • The sequel has this title shared between Vlad and Paulina, who do a Villainous Team Up to take over the world and have their respective loved ones for themselves.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Danny is very protective of both of his sisters, much to their annoyance.
  • Big Brother Worship: Just like in canon, Dani cares very much about her adoptive older brother Danny and they are very close.
  • Big Good: Clockwork is the closest one in the DP universe in general.
  • Celebrity Is Overrated: Danny is this to a T. He doesn’t enjoy constantly being hounded by fans and the media and the fact that the only reason his fan girls want him is for his fame.
  • Chastity Couple: Unshattered Bonds reveals that Danny and Ember are waiting until marriage to become intimate, per Danny's insistence.
  • Chick Magnet: Danny after he saved the world from the Disasteroid. He doesn’t like the attention from his crazy fan girls and would much prefer a girl who actually cares about him and not his fame.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Paulina is this in spades. Ember also when she's under the love spell. Sam subverts this, while she is slightly jealous of the seeing Danny with a new girl, she acts very mature about it and doesn’t allow it to interfere with their friendship. She even accepts the growing bond between Danny and Ember at the end of the fic and even gives them some privacy so they can discus their relationship.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Skulker doesn’t take Ember dumping him well and becomes furious when he thinks there is a relationship between her and Danny.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Ember and Dani is a pre-teen version of this as well.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Chapter 10 reveals Ember’s past...and it’s not pretty.
  • Dating Catwoman: This fic plays a bit with the PhantomRocker shipping.
  • Domestic Abuse: In Unshattered Bonds, Paulina is shown to be very possessive of Danny, treating him as her property and being very manipulative and not regarding his personal feelings and it's obvious that had the marriage gone through, he would have been miserable.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: This story does not sugar coat the effects of sexual harassment or that a female harassing a male can be just as bad as vice-verse.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After Danny suffers a breakup with Sam and countless harassment from would-be girlfriends, and Ember suffers a breakup with Skulker and being resentful, the two end up falling in love and ultimately become a couple.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Ember’s real name is eventually revealed to be Amberline.
  • Entitled to Have You: Paulina has this attitude towards Danny, who no longer fancies her.
  • Famed In-Story: Danny is this due to saving the world and revealing his secret….it’s a problem because...
  • Forceful Kiss: Ember gives a couple to Danny while she’s under the spell, much to his shock. Paulina also gives one to Danny after kidnapping him and restraining him...and it’s treated much more negatively..
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Paulina makes it very clear that she is very jealous of seeing Danny around another girl and it eventually cements her as a villain. Sam thankfully averts this as she genuinely cares about Danny and accepts his choice of liking Ember if it makes him happy.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Danny and Dani are both half ghost.
  • Happily Adopted: Dani.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being freed from the spell and despite getting her heartbroken, Ember still chose to help save Danny from Paulina, which would be her first step towards redemption.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Both Cupid and Paulina are subjected to this big time at the end of the story, both at the hands of Cupid’s mother Aphrodite.
  • I Have No Son!: Paulina gets disowned by her parents for her actions.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Danny used to feel this way but now it’s more of a sense as he is tired of the press and his fans interfering with his life, it’s implied he longs for the days when he still had his secret and was able to blend in broad daylight.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Ember.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You : Implied to be part of the reason for Aphrodite’s attraction to Clockwork since he is immune to her and Cupid’s powers…. However he does agree to spend Valentine’s day with her in the final chapter.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One: Played for Drama. When Ember gets angry with Skulker in the flashback, she told him about his many flaws (that he's bad boyfriend, don't know how to treat the girl, etc.) but Skulker only gets angry when she told him that he's a bad hunter. Ember realised that he doesn't care about her, broke up with him and beat him to a pulp.
  • Karmic Transformation: Paulina, who built her whole life on having people lust after her for her looks, is transformed by Aphrodite so that she's now as ugly on the outside as she is on the inside.
  • Love Potion: The premise of the story is Ember being placed under a love spell by Cupid and forced to fall in love with her worst enemy: Danny.
  • Love Redeems: Ember's love for Danny makes her pull a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Nice Guy: Danny is this in general.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Paulina.
  • Teen Idol: Ember's ultimate desire is to be this and Danny is okay with it as long as she doesn’t force people into liking her music… He even reveals that he think she doesn’t need to do it.
  • Proud Beauty: Paulina, to the point that Aphrodite says that her narcissism rivals that of Narcissus.
  • Rich Bitch: Paulina.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: After being defeated and told that she will be facing serious charges, Paulina tries to pull this card by saying that her father’s lawyers won’t allow her to be arrested however Sam who is Secretly Wealthy, points out the number of crimes she committed and that she also has access to good lawyers that will make sure she doesn’t get away with her crimes.
  • Shipper on Deck: The "Deleted Scenes" reveal that Danielle is an avid supporter of Danny and Ember's relationship.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Even when Cupid's power is wearing off, Ember develops genuine attraction to Danny, who has none of the negative qualities her past boyfriends had.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Paulina towards Danny and taken to very disturbing levels.
  • The Four Loves: During chapter 18 Aphrodite says that Danny, Sam and Dani each represent one of the four kinds of love though she choses not to tell Ember the type of love she expressed since she wants her to figure it out on her own .
  • The Power of Love: As a side effect of being under Cupid’s love spell, Ember gets frequent power boosts during the story and It’s what gives her the power she needs to save Danny from Paulina’s warped love spell at the end..
  • Tragic Villain: Ember eventually reveals that she was severally bullied when she was alive and tragically died in a house fire after being stood up from a date with the guy she had a huge crush on.
  • Uneven Hybrid: In Unshattered Bonds, Danny and Ember have four children, all of them are only 1/4 human due to their father being a hybrid and their mother being a full ghost. They apparently cannot morph as a result.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes : Played with a bit in Ember's case.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Ember (under the spell) becomes this towards Danny. After the spell is lifted, she is still very protective of Danny and will not hesitate to give anyone a good ass whooping.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Paulina certainly believes she is this, due to her massive ego and status as the Alpha Bitch. However the real owner of this title is Cupid's mother Aphrodite.
  • Yandere: Paulina, especially towards the end, she even said this line after Danny turns her down in chapter 8.
    Paulina: Ghost boy... Who said you even have a choice?
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Clockwork all but says this to Ember in chapter 13 when he tries to convince her to save Danny from Paulina.